Concert Reviews

Photos by Anthony Mulcahy

Saint Motel are in the midst of the release of their three-part album The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, built to mirror the three-act structure of a film.

The band brought their tour in support of the first part of the release, which brought them to New York City on February 13th for a performance at Webster Hall along with openers Kolars.
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Photos by Bryan Lasky

Last year saw Juliana Hatfield release not only her new album Weird but also her Police Covers album, Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police.

On February 12th she performed selections of both when she stopped in to play Massachusets venue Once Somerville along with opener Will Dailey.

Our photographer Bryan Lasky was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be be found in the gallery below.
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[Photos]: Tove Lo at Brooklyn Steel (February 12, 2020)

By Dana Pacifico, February 19th 2020

Photos by Dana Pacifico

Last year saw Swedish pop singer Tove Lo return with her fourth album Sunshine Kitty via Island Records. She’s been touring in support of it throughout the new year, which brought her to New York for a pair of shows at Brooklyn Steel on February 12th & 13th.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from her Night 1 performance. You can find all of her photos posted in the gallery below, along with the setlist.
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Photos + Article by Will Oliver

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album under the name EOB. The album, entitled, Earth, will be released via Capitol Records on April 17th.

Last week, O’Brien kicked off a set of intimate shows to showcase the songs off the album for the very first time to a live audience. This included a very sold out show at Le Poisson Rouge on February 10th.
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Photos by Killian Young

Rex Orange County released his major label debut album Pony last year via Sony Music and embarked on his biggest tour to date in support of it. This included a two-night run at Radio City on February 7th & 8th.

Our photographer Killian Young was there to capture photos from his night 2 performance on February 8th, all of which can be found in the gallery below, along with the setlist.
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Frances Quinlan at The Sultan Room (January 30, 2020)

By Will Oliver, February 18th 2020

Photos + Article by Will Oliver

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan released her debut solo album Likewise on January 31st via Saddle Creek Records. On the eve of its release, Quinlan celebrated the album with an intimate sold out performance in Brooklyn at The Sultan Room.

The performance featured just Quinlan on stage, with her hilariously remarking how the show was “going to sound like there’s a band behind me but it’s still just me.”

While a good chunk of the setlist was her solo material, she eased us into the night, performing Hop Along’s “Some Grace” and “How You Got Your Limp” during songs 2 & 3, preceding with a joke that if anyone left after one of them she would know why.

Anyone who is a fan of Hop Along and her work will always tell you that her unique voice is a big part of the draw, and this is still very much the case when seeing her perform these songs solo. While you can tell she is still easing into playing these songs live, they still had no problem keeping the sold out room completely engrossed.

The night also featured a great cover of Bill Callahan’s “Eid Ma Clack Shaw” and a one-song encore of Hop Along’s “How Simple” that saw the crowd almost overpower her at times during its incredibly infectious chorus.

Find Frances Quinlan’s setlist posted below, along with a full gallery of her performance, as well as opener NOIA.

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Frances Quinlan:

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Photos by Kevin McGann

Nada Surf returned on February 7th with their ninth studio album Never Not Together, which saw release via Barsuk Records. On January 31st the band gave fans a preview of some of the new material with a performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg (they’d return a few days later on February 2nd for a performance at Bowery Ballroom. This was our first time catching the band since they played Brooklyn Steel back in 2018.

Even with the release of the new LP looming, the band played a very balanced set, one that actually did favor their most popular album Let Go the most, with six songs of the 23-song-set coming from it. Along with favorites like “Blizzard of ’77,” “Always Love” and “Blankest Year,” the band worked in a cover of The Cars’ “Just What I Needed.”

Our photographer Kevin McGann was there to capture photos from their performance, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below, along with their setlist.
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